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Benjamin Beeson, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Rising Sun, Cecil, Maryland
Death: Died in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Randolph County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Beeson, Sr. and Charity Beeson
Husband of Elizabeth Beeson
Father of Isaac Beeson, Sr.; Benjamin Beason, Jr; William Beeson; Frances Lamb; Richard Beeson and 7 others
Brother of John Beeson; Richard Beeson, Jr.; Phebe Harris (Beeson); Edward Beeson; Charity Mendenhall (Beeson) and 5 others

Occupation: Revolutionary War Soldier
Managed by: Richard Alan Welch
Last Updated:

About Benjamin Beeson, Sr.

DAR Ancestor Number: A008558

Benjamin Beeson was born 14 January 1714/1715 in Chester County, Pennsylvania to Richard Beeson and Charity Grubb. He married Elizabeth Hunter on 14 June 1738 in Hopewell Monthly Meeting located in Frederick County, Virginia.

According to a tradition, described in "The Bason-Beason-Beeson Mixup," by W. P. Johnson in North Carolina Genealogy, Spring 1968, two pewter platters that Benjamin's wife, Elizabeth Hunter, brought to America from England have been handed down in the Beeson family.

Benjamin and Elizabeth Beeson had twelve children recorded in New Garden Monthly Meeting records in North Carolina. They were:

  • Isaac Beeson
  • Benjamin Beeson
  • William Beeson
  • Frances Beeson
  • Richard Beeson
  • Ann Beeson
  • Betty Beeson
  • Edward Beeson
  • Rachel Beeson
  • Jane Beeson
  • Mary Beeson

Benjamin Beeson died 4 (or 14) June 1794 in (possibly Frederick), Randolph County, North Carolina. He is buried at Centre Monthly Meeting.

Benjamin was one of the original members of New Garden Monthly Meeting.

During the American Revolution, New Garden Meeting House became a "hospital" for any injured person. On the meeting rounds, in the meeting house and in homes of Friends who lived nearby, many hundreds of wounded and dying men were cared for. These casualties came from early skirmishes on March 15, 17-- on the meeting house grounds itself, as well as from the main battle which occurred in the afternoon near Guilford Court House. (The battle was in later years known as the Guilford Court House Battle.)

Earlier, British General Cornwallis authorized his men to use the New Garden church benches to butcher animals. Apparently, the benches were taken outside for this activity.

He is credited in the Daughters of the American Revolution as furnishing supplies for the American cause. He is also a Patriot in the Sons of the American Revolution.

In letter written by his son Richard Beeson and wife Abigail - I must inform you that Benjamin Beeson have come out of Hillsborough jail after lying in about three months, then came out with being branded in the hand and paying upwards of two hundred dollars cost.

Related Reads and Websites

Sources

  • "The Bason-Beason-Beeson Mixup," by W. P. Johnson in North Carolina Genealogy, Spring 1968
  • Centre Monthly Meeting Minutes
  • Deep River Monthly Meeting Minutes
  • Benjamin Beeson's Will
  • NC REV ARMY ACCTS, VOL A, P 255, VOUCHER #577; VOL C, P 113, VOUCHERS #4520,4522
  • New Garden Monthly Meeting Minutes
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Benjamin Beeson, Sr.'s Timeline

1715
January 14, 1715
Rising Sun, Cecil, Maryland
1738
June 14, 1738
Age 23
Frederick County (Present Loudon County), Province of Virginia
1739
December 26, 1739
Age 24
Chester, Pennsylvania
1741
February 9, 1741
Age 26
Hopewell, Frederick Co., VA
1743
November 11, 1743
Age 28
New Garden Mm, Guilford Co., North Carolina
1744
December 10, 1744
Age 29
Hopewell, Frederick Co., VA
1747
May 11, 1747
Age 32
Frederick County, Province of Virginia
1749
May 30, 1749
Age 34
Hopewell, Frederick Co., VA
1751
August 25, 1751
Age 36
Hopewell, Frdrck, Virginia, USA
1754
July 30, 1754
Age 39
Hopewell, Frederick County, Colony of Virginia, British Empire